The aim of this project is to develop an oriented basic research programme within the scope of energy security and environmental sustainability
€1,941,050Total Project Costs
5 yrProject Duration
The aim of the proposed research plan is to develop an oriented basic research programme within the scope of energy security and environmental sustainability, a strategic area of scientific endeavor that concerns the future competitiveness of industry and enterprise in the State. The project involves a collaborative research team looking at modelling of molecular binding sites and the crystal engineering of novel nanoporous sorbents for the uptake, purification/separation, and storage of important commodity gases such as carbon dioxide and natural gas. Furthermore, the programme will contribute to developing the capability for undertaking future oriented basic research in the State as it involves promoting education and the training of individuals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The long-term relevance of this project to industrial competitiveness, coupled with economic, intellectual property and health benefits, make this research programme strategically important to the areas of cleantech and renewable energy.
Total Project Cost: €1,941,050
Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Year Funded: 2018
Lead Organisation: University of Limerick (UL)